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Celebrating Black History Month Part 1
Feb 12, 2019

Celebrating Black History Month Part 1

Black History Month is a time to celebrate and remember African Americans and their contribution to our nation’s history. Wolf Trap is excited to welcome some of these iconic and influential African American artists to our stages. We recognize the many accomplishments of these performers, and we are thrilled to share them with you, too! Wynton Marsalis (2019) Wynton Marsalis performs “Take The A Train”...

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2019 Grammy Winners: The Wolf Trap List
Feb 12, 2019

2019 Grammy Winners: The Wolf Trap List

The 61st annual Grammy Awards were on Sunday. Here’s a look at upcoming Wolf Trap artists and performers from the previous year who took home an award.   Filene Center Kacey Musgraves Best Country Solo Performance Best Country Song Best Country Album Album of the Year Golden Hour received massive critical acclaim as one of the best of albums of 2018, and won four Grammy Awards,...

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Seasons of Learning: 3 Easy Indoor Activities to Do With Young Children When Winter Strikes
Feb 01, 2019

Seasons of Learning: 3 Easy Indoor Activities to Do With Young Children When Winter Strikes

Has freezing rain turned everything to a sheet of ice? Is it so cold your face hurts the second you step outside? When winter brings its worst, it’s time to bring the fun indoors. Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through The Arts has a few tips for making winter a time of joyful, meaningful learning that you can share with your child: Snowbound? Recreate an...

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2019 Grammy Nominees
Jan 28, 2019

2019 Grammy Nominees

Join us in congratulating these incredible 2018 Wolf Trap artists on their Grammy nominations!   Kacey Musgraves Two-time Grammy winner Kacey Musgraves made a quick stop at the Filene Center for Live From Here with Chris Thile. The country starlet shines bright with four Grammy nominations: Album of The Year Golden Hour Best Country Solo Performance “Butterflies” Best Country Song “Space Cowboy” Best Country Album...

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#10YearChallenge: Wolf Trap Edition
Jan 16, 2019

#10YearChallenge: Wolf Trap Edition

The #10YearChallenge is the newest social media trend and we’re having a blast taking a trip down memory lane with Wolf Trap artists as they share their comparison photos. Take a peek at the transformations, give the posts a like, and take part in the challenge yourself!   Laura Benanti Source: Instagram Laura Benanti comes to The Barns March 9 with her mom, Linda Benanti....

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Wolf Trap Artist’s Holiday Music
Dec 17, 2018

Wolf Trap Artist’s Holiday Music

  At Wolf Trap, our favorite holiday tradition is the music, and we think some of our recent artists would agree.  We created a Wolf Trap Artist Holiday Playlist to help spread the cheer!   John Oates “Jingle Bell Rock” John Oates comes to The Barns January 17, 2019.   Linda Eder “Do You Hear What I Hear?” Linda Eder comes to the Barns January 25, 2019....

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Bringing the Musical History of Austria to Vienna
Dec 12, 2018

Bringing the Musical History of Austria to Vienna

Wolf Trap is delighted to welcome visionary arts leader and renowned pianist Wu Han as the 2018-2020 Artistic Advisor for Chamber Music at The Barns. With some of today’s most important musicians, Han has curated an exceptional season that brings a taste of Vienna, Austria to Vienna, Virginia. In crafting the thematic arch for this Chamber Music at The Barns season, I decided to explore...

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10 New Year’s Resolutions for the Music Lover
Dec 11, 2018

10 New Year’s Resolutions for the Music Lover

  Get out of your comfort zone Discover new artists, new songs, and new genres! Venture out of your comfort zone and start experimenting with music. Plus, you may discover a talented, unknown artist before they get big.   Use music to motivate you Whether you’ve decided to take on a new exercise regime in 2019 or just need motivation to get through the last...

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Kick Start Your New Year’s Resolutions
Dec 04, 2018

Kick Start Your New Year’s Resolutions

Goodbye, 2018. Hello, 2019! Now that it’s 2019, it’s time to kick start your New Year’s Resolutions! Here are some tips to help you stick to your goals:   Get healthy Be more active. Lose a few pounds. Get more fresh air. There are tons of reasons why these are regular New Year’s resolutions —but we know, the struggle is real. For a jolt of...

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Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds
Dec 04, 2018

2019 Motivation Mix

New year. New you! Here are some of our favorite songs from recent and upcoming Wolf Trap artists to motivate you through your next workout, help you power through a busy project, and/or put you in a great mood.   The Verve Pipe – Never Let You Down Get tickets to The Verve Pipe‘s January 12 performance at The Barns.   Jake Owen – Real...

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Holiday Cocktail Recipes
Nov 28, 2018

Holiday Cocktail Recipes

Wolf Trap’s signature cocktails, the Kentucky Buck and Sage Sipper, are packed with seasonal flavors and will pair perfectly with your next holiday celebration! Wolf Trap’s Kentucky Buck The Kentucky Buck was inspired by the apple trees founder Catherine Filene Shouse grew on her farm. With notes of apple and cinnamon, this drink is sure to be a seasonal favorite! Ingredients 1 ½ oz bourbon ½ oz apple cider...

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The Barns: A Sound History for the Future
Nov 13, 2018

The Barns: A Sound History for the Future

Every fall, when the leaves start to change and the air turns crisp, the music moves inside to the warmth of The Barns at Wolf Trap. Originally built by colonial Americans, The Barns were donated in 1981 by Wolf Trap’s founder Catherine Filene Shouse as a gift for local arts lovers to enjoy diverse and intimate performances. Today, The Barns showcase hundreds of incredible artists each year and their hand-hewn timber walls hold centuries of memories....

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